it doesn't matter who you are, or where you come from, or what you look like or who you love. it doesn't matter if you are black or white, hispanic or asian, native american, young, old, or rich or poor, abled, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in america if you are willing to try. >> president obama's victory ushered in a new and much more liberal america. a lot of people asking tonight. we have "the new york times" columnist frank bruney. welcome to you, both. >> good to be here. >> let me start with you, kirk, it seems to me what the president was saying there, it doesn't matter if you are black, white, hispanic, asian, native american, young, old, rich, poor, you can make it here in america if you try.